The Biltmore Estate in North Carolina has always had a soft spot in my heart, so I may have squee'd kinda loud when I saw Ben and Samantha's wedding. The couple chose the stunning American castle for their venue because it reminded them of the country estates of the UK, where Ben's from. Ben's also in a band, and the juxtaposition of the couple's colorful, fun, rock-n-roll spirit with the palatial Biltmore is AMAZING.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of outdoor posts.
This pair wanted to stay true to themselves despite overwhelming pressure from friends and family. But they found the right balance between pressure and advice and totally made it work. We're now looking at a gorgeous outdoor wedding-in-the-round, bicycle-themed decor, and a two-day celebration that allowed for a reception free from anxiety.
This three-day celebration is all about color, amazing hand-carved landscapes, and fab entertainment. We're talking stilt-walkers, costumes, lasers, and a pre-wedding disco party where everyone wore bridesmaids dresses! And just wait until you see how these two crafted their rings. Hint: it involves a neuroscientist!
A second marriage = a second chance to craft a wedding that's totally you, right? Well this pair combined an outdoorsy winter theme with Bavarian food and style for a magical, wintry, totally cozy wedding. Do not miss the horse-drawn carriage, the red hearts theme (including on the bride's ring finger!), and the nom-worthy food list!
A glossary program, library book ring holder, author table names, and a big old stack of books made out of cake — we LOVE book week! This wedding is a double dose of awesome with a ceremony and reception at a California vineyard and a second reception in Glasgow, Scotland! We're glad a book kept these two together so we could see this wedding!
You can certainly go all out for a theme, but sometimes all it takes are a few key details to make a point. For their Sonoma, California wedding, Zaclyn and Albert went for just a subtle nod to the Wizard of Oz. Emerald green shoes for the groomsmen: check. Emerald green pocket squares: check. Emerald bridesmaid dresses: yep. Yellow brick road of roses on the aisle: omg, check. Ruby red high heels: CHECK THOSE TOO, MMHM.
Certain words come to mind when you think "Dr. Seuss." Whimsical, definitely. Colorful, for sure. Adventurous. Lighthearted. Fun as all get-out. Each one of these descriptions fits Katelyn and Steve's Philadelphia wedding to perfection.
The historic 1800s house with wrap-around porch, the custom-made Victorian-style dress, the handmade touches… this is a wedding to just sink into like a lavender-scented bath. Tie on your corset and get into the historical vibe with this fabulous Victorian-themed garden party.
Finding inspiration from a Burning Man installation at one of their favorite places, Black Rock City, led to this visual spectacle: glowing umbrellas, fantastical Alice in Wonderland-inspired garb, and DIYed decor galore. Feast your eyes on the first whimsical ceremony, and then get ready for the ethereal second evening ceremony at Burning Man!